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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Signs of progress?

    Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of...
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Sunrise extends deadline on its existing pet shops

    While new pet shops in Sunrise can no longer sell dogs and cats from commercially licensed breeders, the city has extended the deadline for pet shops already in business prior to the ban taking place. In April, city commissioners unanimously agreed to...
  • Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

    Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets....
  • Top 10 endangered jobs face threat from technology, report says

    Technology killed the switchboard operator, the lamp lighter and the ice cutter. And it's a threat for workers in a variety of other fields, from flight attendants to drill press operators to lumberjacks. "When economies change, it kills opportunities,"...
  • Numerous tracks found in hunt for cougar that attacked 6-year-old boy

    Numerous tracks found in hunt for cougar that attacked 6-year-old boy
    Game wardens plan to continue their search efforts into the night Monday for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy in Cupertino and followed the youngster to his family's car. Armed wardens from the California Department Fish and Wildlife,...
  • Condition of 6-year-old boy attacked by mountain lion improves

    Condition of 6-year-old boy attacked by mountain lion improves
    The condition of a 6-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion in Cupertino, Calif., continued to improve Monday after he suffered cuts and other non-life-threatening injuries, a hospital official said. The boy's condition was upgraded from...
  • Falling corn prices threaten Midwest ag economy

    The prospect of a bin-busting crop has driven corn prices to their lowest levels in four years and raised fears of a prolonged slump for crop farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere. After three years of profits, analysts are calling 2014 a break-even year,...
  • Meatless Mondays about education, not propaganda

    The following editorial appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, Sept. 12: Beware the bean burrito. More than legume-filled deliciousness, it could represent the work of an "activist movement" that seeks to starve your children of meat...
  • Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don't get as much, according to a new study. Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure...
  • Boy attacked by mountain lion in Cupertino discharged from hospital

    Boy attacked by mountain lion in Cupertino discharged from hospital
    A 6-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion while hiking with his parents in Cupertino, Calif., is now recovering at home after being treated at a hospital. The boy was released Monday afternoon after treatment for puncture wounds and cuts to...